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Hey all, hope you're having a great holiday season if you are celebrating. I was wondering if anyone could help direct me on which exhaust solution is the best for my needs? I drive a 2020 M240i coupe. Would like to be loud when I want, but quieter in the morning and night so valves are preferred. I'm considering running stock exhaust with a cat-less dp, a full valved catback exhaust like remus, or just dinan midpipe. Mainly looking for a louder WOT and pops and bangs instead of burbles. If any of you are running any of these setups, plus let me know the pros and cons. Thanks all!
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Hey all, hope you're having a great holiday season if you are celebrating. I was wondering if anyone could help direct me on which exhaust solution is the best for my needs? I drive a 2020 M240i coupe. Would like to be loud when I want, but quieter in the morning and night so valves are preferred. I'm considering running stock exhaust with a cat-less dp, a full valved catback exhaust like remus, or just dinan midpipe. Mainly looking for a louder WOT and pops and bangs instead of burbles. If any of you are running any of these setups, plus let me know the pros and cons. Thanks all!
My setup right now. I have burbles disabled. But with BM3 you can make them pretty aggressive.

Dinan Intake, CG Precision DS-1 downpipe, Dinan midpipe and Remus axleback. I wish I did full Remus exhaust but already had the Dinan midpipe.

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Hey all, hope you're having a great holiday season if you are celebrating. I was wondering if anyone could help direct me on which exhaust solution is the best for my needs? I drive a 2020 M240i coupe. Would like to be loud when I want, but quieter in the morning and night so valves are preferred. I'm considering running stock exhaust with a cat-less dp, a full valved catback exhaust like remus, or just dinan midpipe. Mainly looking for a louder WOT and pops and bangs instead of burbles. If any of you are running any of these setups, plus let me know the pros and cons. Thanks all!
My setup right now. I have burbles disabled. But with BM3 you can make them pretty aggressive.

Dinan Intake, CG Precision DS-1 downpipe, Dinan midpipe and Remus axleback. I wish I did full Remus exhaust but already had the Dinan midpipe.

Damn haha. Were the revs in sport plus? Where are the burbles? Not sure I am willing to mix and match so many parts, It gets expensive that way. I want to do intake and downpipe, but I don't plan on tuning and don't want a cel. Dinan midpipe and agency power intake is what i'm leaning towards right now. That would cost about $800, where as a catback would cost upwards of $2k...
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Hey all, hope you're having a great holiday season if you are celebrating. I was wondering if anyone could help direct me on which exhaust solution is the best for my needs? I drive a 2020 M240i coupe. Would like to be loud when I want, but quieter in the morning and night so valves are preferred. I'm considering running stock exhaust with a cat-less dp, a full valved catback exhaust like remus, or just dinan midpipe. Mainly looking for a louder WOT and pops and bangs instead of burbles. If any of you are running any of these setups, plus let me know the pros and cons. Thanks all!
My setup right now. I have burbles disabled. But with BM3 you can make them pretty aggressive.

Dinan Intake, CG Precision DS-1 downpipe, Dinan midpipe and Remus axleback. I wish I did full Remus exhaust but already had the Dinan midpipe.

Damn haha. Were the revs in sport plus? Where are the burbles? Not sure I am willing to mix and match so many parts, It gets expensive that way. I want to do intake and downpipe, but I don't plan on tuning and don't want a cel. Dinan midpipe and agency power intake is what i'm leaning towards right now. That would cost about $800, where as a catback would cost upwards of $2k...
Not really mixing that many parts. You're going to have a different brand DP. The midpipe is literally a straight pipe with no resonators either way. Though the video doesn't give best representation trust me when I tell you it's LOUD. Lol. There are lots of nice overrun sounds and bangs when going between gears.

Synthetic burbles are kind of pointless if you ask me. There is a point where they get on your nerves and sound repetitive, especially once you get a sound you like from the exhaust.

If you're only looking to only do an intake and midpipe your sound is limited. A high flow downpipe is not going to throw a cel. But your budget isn't going to give you that. I started with a midpipe and really enjoyed it, but based on your original post I can pretty much guarantee you will want more lol.
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i had 5 setups on the 235, the fabspeed full setup sounded the best with no rattle at all.
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Thanks all for you responses! If i was going to pair up a downpipe with the midpipe, should I go for cattless or catted. Don't want a CEL. And don't wanna fork over the money for a full catback like Remus. Also don't want drone. Ideal setup would be a similar to stock comfort mode but a very aggressive Sport plus and WOT. Thanks again for the responses!
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
Would love to go catless but don't wanna worry about CEL without tune. I heard O2 spacers can be finicky.
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
Would love to go catless but don't wanna worry about CEL without tune. I heard O2 spacers can be finicky.
What's your realistic budget? Cause a high flow cat is putting you at $1000+ just for the part alone. You're asking for setups that I think aren't lining up with what you're willing to pay. Not trying to be a Debby downer but you should really consider what you want to pay vs what you can afford and what you're going to regret doing because you went the cheaper route.
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
Would love to go catless but don't wanna worry about CEL without tune. I heard O2 spacers can be finicky.
What's your realistic budget? Cause a high flow cat is putting you at $1000+ just for the part alone. You're asking for setups that I think aren't lining up with what you're willing to pay. Not trying to be a Debby downer but you should really consider what you want to pay vs what you can afford and what you're going to regret doing because you went the cheaper route.
I'm looking at MAX $2000 but that's including an intake. I would rather pay less if possible obviously. I originally wanted to go with a Remus catback, and actually placed an order through **********s but they informed me of a delay right after receiving my down payment so I cancelled the order. I want a nice setup that doesnt drone. I value the quality of sound over the volume any day. Do not plan on tuning and it looks like a lot of people are having issues suppressing CELs for catless downpipe... So i'm looking for either catted downpipe, midpipe, or axleback, or some sort of combination of of downpipe midpipe or midpipe axleback etc. **** Side note that is completely unrelated but if anyone has any input it will be greatly appreciated. I have a 2020 m240i and notice that it burbles a lot more than videos online from other years. My car did come with an "m performance package" which I didn't know came with the cars. It included a matte front splitter, carbon trunk lip and black mirrors. As well as side skirt decal. Not sure if that has anything to do with it... Because of all the burbles, I'm afraid of going too loud haha.
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
Would love to go catless but don't wanna worry about CEL without tune. I heard O2 spacers can be finicky.
What's your realistic budget? Cause a high flow cat is putting you at $1000+ just for the part alone. You're asking for setups that I think aren't lining up with what you're willing to pay. Not trying to be a Debby downer but you should really consider what you want to pay vs what you can afford and what you're going to regret doing because you went the cheaper route.
I'm looking at MAX $2000 but that's including an intake. I would rather pay less if possible obviously. I originally wanted to go with a Remus catback, and actually placed an order through **********s but they informed me of a delay right after receiving my down payment so I cancelled the order. I want a nice setup that doesnt drone. I value the quality of sound over the volume any day. Do not plan on tuning and it looks like a lot of people are having issues suppressing CELs for catless downpipe... So i'm looking for either catted downpipe, midpipe, or axleback, or some sort of combination of of downpipe midpipe or midpipe axleback etc. **** Side note that is completely unrelated but if anyone has any input it will be greatly appreciated. I have a 2020 m240i and notice that it burbles a lot more than videos online from other years. My car did come with an "m performance package" which I didn't know came with the cars. It included a matte front splitter, carbon trunk lip and black mirrors. As well as side skirt decal. Not sure if that has anything to do with it... Because of all the burbles, I'm afraid of going too loud haha.
You're going to get lots of different answers as sound desire is super subjective but at $2k you are already limited to certain things. Even more so if your paying for labor.

M240i axle back alone is going to run you 1500$ ish. Remus, Dinan whatever.

A midpipe is adding $600.

Your DP if you want to avoid headache of cel avoidance requires a high flow DP which will be $1000-1200.

If you went catless and did a BM3 tune your still paying $400 for DP and $600 for tune just to code out the error. Or go the spacer route which you've already ruled out.

Or paying a labor fee every year you need to swap to pass the emissions test.

Add in the intake and your $300-600 more on top of your budget.

If just sound is all you care about. Forget the DP. Get the Dinan midpipe and a AP intake. Lots of swooshes and enhanced exhaust farts. It's a great starter setup.

You'll be at around 800-900$.

If your trying to get more custom, then stretch your budget or save up before dropping your cash stash.

For a car as expensive as a m240i, it's well worth not trying to be frugal. Not saying don't be cost conscious just know your driving a car with a premium applied! BMW has a tax on everything lol. Way of the beast.

If you want pure sound and not obnoxiousness you need to consider things that are going to give you this but it's not always going to be the cheaper route :

Catless DP = $400 (more sound) vs
Catted highFlow DP (no cel) = $1000-1200

Midpipe: Dinan =$600 or add a cat back and your $2000+. for Remus or Dinan

Tune: $600+. The DP is doing nothing for you but sound without the tune. Also your car is not well equipped to manage the variables of the DP which some may argue will damage your car if you don't do a tune that accounts for the DP.

Basically you need to decide which is more important: cost, sound, performance. Than build from there. Your original post seems to elude to you not being totally sure of what you want (not a bad thing, ''tis why you ask around!) If your budget is limiting you, don't do it u less you can properly scale. Save a little longer and get the right combo. It sucks going back to the drawing board haha!

All that said this is my opinion:

Option 1: sound
AP intake + Dinan midpipe

Option 2: sound
Remus Catback

Option 3: sound + power + no cel
Remus Catback, CG-precision DS-1 downpipe, BM3 stage 1/2 tune.
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
Would love to go catless but don't wanna worry about CEL without tune. I heard O2 spacers can be finicky.
What's your realistic budget? Cause a high flow cat is putting you at $1000+ just for the part alone. You're asking for setups that I think aren't lining up with what you're willing to pay. Not trying to be a Debby downer but you should really consider what you want to pay vs what you can afford and what you're going to regret doing because you went the cheaper route.
I'm looking at MAX $2000 but that's including an intake. I would rather pay less if possible obviously. I originally wanted to go with a Remus catback, and actually placed an order through **********s but they informed me of a delay right after receiving my down payment so I cancelled the order. I want a nice setup that doesnt drone. I value the quality of sound over the volume any day. Do not plan on tuning and it looks like a lot of people are having issues suppressing CELs for catless downpipe... So i'm looking for either catted downpipe, midpipe, or axleback, or some sort of combination of of downpipe midpipe or midpipe axleback etc. **** Side note that is completely unrelated but if anyone has any input it will be greatly appreciated. I have a 2020 m240i and notice that it burbles a lot more than videos online from other years. My car did come with an "m performance package" which I didn't know came with the cars. It included a matte front splitter, carbon trunk lip and black mirrors. As well as side skirt decal. Not sure if that has anything to do with it... Because of all the burbles, I'm afraid of going too loud haha.
You're going to get lots of different answers as sound desire is super subjective but at $2k you are already limited to certain things. Even more so if your paying for labor.

M240i axle back alone is going to run you 1500$ ish. Remus, Dinan whatever.

A midpipe is adding $600.

Your DP if you want to avoid headache of cel avoidance requires a high flow DP which will be $1000-1200.

If you went catless and did a BM3 tune your still paying $400 for DP and $600 for tune just to code out the error. Or go the spacer route which you've already ruled out.

Or paying a labor fee every year you need to swap to pass the emissions test.

Add in the intake and your $300-600 more on top of your budget.

If just sound is all you care about. Forget the DP. Get the Dinan midpipe and a AP intake. Lots of swooshes and enhanced exhaust farts. It's a great starter setup.

You'll be at around 800-900$.

If your trying to get more custom, then stretch your budget or save up before dropping your cash stash.

For a car as expensive as a m240i, it's well worth not trying to be frugal. BMW has a tax on everything lol. Way of the beast.

If you want pure sound and not obnoxiousness you need to consider things that are going to give you this but it's not always going to be the cheaper route :

Catless DP = $400 (more sound) vs
Catted highFlow DP (no cel) = $1000-1200

Midpipe: Dinan =$600 or add a cat back and your $2000+. Sale for Remus.

Tune: $600+. The DP is doing nothing for you but sound without the tune. Also your car is not well equipped to manage the variables of the DP which some may argue will damage your car if you don't do a tune that accounts for the DP.

Basically you need to decide which is more important: cost, sound, performance. Than build from there. Your original post seems to elude to you not being totally sure of what you want (not a bad thing, ''tis why you ask around!) If your budget is limiting you, don't do it u less you can properly scale. Save a little longer and get the right combo. It sucks going back to the drawing board haha!

All that said this is my opinion:

Option 1: sound
AP intake + Dinan midpipe

Option 2: sound
Remus Catback

Option 3: sound + power + no cel
Remus Catback, CG-precision DS-1 downpipe, BM3 stage 1/2 tune.
Have ruled out the tuning due to warranty issues. Don't want to deal with it. If I wanted to tune I could have a downpipe and tune for under $1,000. I think i will go with the intake and midpipe. Then later on decide If i want to go with a downpipe or axleback depending on how much I enjoy the starter setup. I know Downpipe and tune is the best price to performance, but I really don't want to have any warranty issues with this car as it is not a lease and I own it.
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I have an ER catless DP and Remus axle back, along with stock midpipe (two OEM resonators). It sounds sick. I have the valve disabled, and honestly, it's still not that loud until I get on it in Sport +. Zero drone as well.
Would love to go catless but don't wanna worry about CEL without tune. I heard O2 spacers can be finicky.
What's your realistic budget? Cause a high flow cat is putting you at $1000+ just for the part alone. You're asking for setups that I think aren't lining up with what you're willing to pay. Not trying to be a Debby downer but you should really consider what you want to pay vs what you can afford and what you're going to regret doing because you went the cheaper route.
I'm looking at MAX $2000 but that's including an intake. I would rather pay less if possible obviously. I originally wanted to go with a Remus catback, and actually placed an order through **********s but they informed me of a delay right after receiving my down payment so I cancelled the order. I want a nice setup that doesnt drone. I value the quality of sound over the volume any day. Do not plan on tuning and it looks like a lot of people are having issues suppressing CELs for catless downpipe... So i'm looking for either catted downpipe, midpipe, or axleback, or some sort of combination of of downpipe midpipe or midpipe axleback etc. **** Side note that is completely unrelated but if anyone has any input it will be greatly appreciated. I have a 2020 m240i and notice that it burbles a lot more than videos online from other years. My car did come with an "m performance package" which I didn't know came with the cars. It included a matte front splitter, carbon trunk lip and black mirrors. As well as side skirt decal. Not sure if that has anything to do with it... Because of all the burbles, I'm afraid of going too loud haha.
You're going to get lots of different answers as sound desire is super subjective but at $2k you are already limited to certain things. Even more so if your paying for labor.

M240i axle back alone is going to run you 1500$ ish. Remus, Dinan whatever.

A midpipe is adding $600.

Your DP if you want to avoid headache of cel avoidance requires a high flow DP which will be $1000-1200.

If you went catless and did a BM3 tune your still paying $400 for DP and $600 for tune just to code out the error. Or go the spacer route which you've already ruled out.

Or paying a labor fee every year you need to swap to pass the emissions test.

Add in the intake and your $300-600 more on top of your budget.

If just sound is all you care about. Forget the DP. Get the Dinan midpipe and a AP intake. Lots of swooshes and enhanced exhaust farts. It's a great starter setup.

You'll be at around 800-900$.

If your trying to get more custom, then stretch your budget or save up before dropping your cash stash.

For a car as expensive as a m240i, it's well worth not trying to be frugal. BMW has a tax on everything lol. Way of the beast.

If you want pure sound and not obnoxiousness you need to consider things that are going to give you this but it's not always going to be the cheaper route :

Catless DP = $400 (more sound) vs
Catted highFlow DP (no cel) = $1000-1200

Midpipe: Dinan =$600 or add a cat back and your $2000+. Sale for Remus.

Tune: $600+. The DP is doing nothing for you but sound without the tune. Also your car is not well equipped to manage the variables of the DP which some may argue will damage your car if you don't do a tune that accounts for the DP.

Basically you need to decide which is more important: cost, sound, performance. Than build from there. Your original post seems to elude to you not being totally sure of what you want (not a bad thing, ''tis why you ask around!) If your budget is limiting you, don't do it u less you can properly scale. Save a little longer and get the right combo. It sucks going back to the drawing board haha!

All that said this is my opinion:

Option 1: sound
AP intake + Dinan midpipe

Option 2: sound
Remus Catback

Option 3: sound + power + no cel
Remus Catback, CG-precision DS-1 downpipe, BM3 stage 1/2 tune.
Have ruled out the tuning due to warranty issues. Don't want to deal with it. If I wanted to tune I could have a downpipe and tune for under $1,000. I think i will go with the intake and midpipe. Then later on decide If i want to go with a downpipe or axleback depending on how much I enjoy the starter setup. I know Downpipe and tune is the best price to performance, but I really don't want to have any warranty issues with this car as it is not a lease and I own it.
If warranty is your big issue here than yeah, midpipe and intake all day! When you're ready to scale up from there and warranty is over move up to the DP territory and the tune.

You'll enjoy the midpipe and intake. It's very noticeable. And your $1000 under budget!!
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Also for what it's worth. if I can plug x-ph . com for parts, this is 100% a great go to. Nothing to gain from my end if you use them. So no harm no foul. But, I've got almost every mod from them and they've always done me right and beaten any price out there. Good luck with your upgrades!!!
Thank you. Will have this car for 3 years and it won't be out of warranty for the time I have it. Maybe I'll grow a pair soon and make the jump haha. Right now I don't want to deal with any warranty claims or dealer nagging and questioning. My dealers nearby have all said "NOOO!!!" to any sort of coding or tuning. I did coding anyway, but not brave enough to mess with tuning. I live in southern California.
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Also for what it's worth. if I can plug x-ph . com for parts, this is 100% a great go to. Nothing to gain from my end if you use them. So no harm no foul. But, I've got almost every mod from them and they've always done me right and beaten any price out there. Good luck with your upgrades!!!
Thank you. Will have this car for 3 years and it won't be out of warranty for the time I have it. Maybe I'll grow a pair soon and make the jump haha. Right now I don't want to deal with any warranty claims or dealer nagging and questioning. My dealers nearby have all said "NOOO!!!" to any sort of coding or tuning. I did coding anyway, but not brave enough to mess with tuning. I live in southern California.
Then def don't go beyond midpipe and intake. You'll get some enjoyment from it. But anything beyond that you're going against your dealers that clearly aren't mod friendly. Buy the midpipe from your dealer and have them install it. If they are a Dinan dealer your covered on warranty. If you do an AP intake there isn't much that can be voided on your warranty. But if you want 100% security do Dinan intake also. But you'll be paying a 400$ premium on the part! Of course lol.
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Also for what it's worth. if I can plug x-ph . com for parts, this is 100% a great go to. Nothing to gain from my end if you use them. So no harm no foul. But, I've got almost every mod from them and they've always done me right and beaten any price out there. Good luck with your upgrades!!!
Thank you. Will have this car for 3 years and it won't be out of warranty for the time I have it. Maybe I'll grow a pair soon and make the jump haha. Right now I don't want to deal with any warranty claims or dealer nagging and questioning. My dealers nearby have all said "NOOO!!!" to any sort of coding or tuning. I did coding anyway, but not brave enough to mess with tuning. I live in southern California.
Then def don't go beyond midpipe and intake. You'll get some enjoyment from it. But anything beyond that you're going against your dealers that clearly aren't mod friendly. Buy the midpipe from your dealer and have them install it. If they are a Dinan dealer your covered on warranty. If you do an AP intake there isn't much that can be voided on your warranty. But if you want 100% security do Dinan intake also. But you'll be paying a 400$ premium on the part! Of course lol.
I got the thumbs up on any exhaust work on parts that come after the downpipe. They also said intake was fine. They mainly said no to tune or downpipe or anything that may cause a cel. I think I'm set on the dinan midpipe haha. Just deciding between agency power and dinan for the intake. Wonder if there's a significant sound or performance increase for dinan or if the price is just for the carbon. My dealer isn't a dinan dealer, I plan on going to a nearby shop. How much do you think the install price should be for midpipe and intake separately?
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Also for what it's worth. if I can plug x-ph . com for parts, this is 100% a great go to. Nothing to gain from my end if you use them. So no harm no foul. But, I've got almost every mod from them and they've always done me right and beaten any price out there. Good luck with your upgrades!!!
Thank you. Will have this car for 3 years and it won't be out of warranty for the time I have it. Maybe I'll grow a pair soon and make the jump haha. Right now I don't want to deal with any warranty claims or dealer nagging and questioning. My dealers nearby have all said "NOOO!!!" to any sort of coding or tuning. I did coding anyway, but not brave enough to mess with tuning. I live in southern California.
Then def don't go beyond midpipe and intake. You'll get some enjoyment from it. But anything beyond that you're going against your dealers that clearly aren't mod friendly. Buy the midpipe from your dealer and have them install it. If they are a Dinan dealer your covered on warranty. If you do an AP intake there isn't much that can be voided on your warranty. But if you want 100% security do Dinan intake also. But you'll be paying a 400$ premium on the part! Of course lol.
I got the thumbs up on any exhaust work on parts that come after the downpipe. They also said intake was fine. They mainly said no to tune or downpipe or anything that may cause a cel. I think I'm set on the dinan midpipe haha. Just deciding between agency power and dinan for the intake. Wonder if there's a significant sound or performance increase for dinan or if the price is just for the carbon. My dealer isn't a dinan dealer, I plan on going to a nearby shop. How much do you think the install price should be for midpipe and intake separately?
AP intake = lots of whooshes
Dinan Intake = more heat protection

Power is nominal on both.
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Also for what it's worth. if I can plug x-ph . com for parts, this is 100% a great go to. Nothing to gain from my end if you use them. So no harm no foul. But, I've got almost every mod from them and they've always done me right and beaten any price out there. Good luck with your upgrades!!!
Thank you. Will have this car for 3 years and it won't be out of warranty for the time I have it. Maybe I'll grow a pair soon and make the jump haha. Right now I don't want to deal with any warranty claims or dealer nagging and questioning. My dealers nearby have all said "NOOO!!!" to any sort of coding or tuning. I did coding anyway, but not brave enough to mess with tuning. I live in southern California.
Then def don't go beyond midpipe and intake. You'll get some enjoyment from it. But anything beyond that you're going against your dealers that clearly aren't mod friendly. Buy the midpipe from your dealer and have them install it. If they are a Dinan dealer your covered on warranty. If you do an AP intake there isn't much that can be voided on your warranty. But if you want 100% security do Dinan intake also. But you'll be paying a 400$ premium on the part! Of course lol.
I got the thumbs up on any exhaust work on parts that come after the downpipe. They also said intake was fine. They mainly said no to tune or downpipe or anything that may cause a cel. I think I'm set on the dinan midpipe haha. Just deciding between agency power and dinan for the intake. Wonder if there's a significant sound or performance increase for dinan or if the price is just for the carbon. My dealer isn't a dinan dealer, I plan on going to a nearby shop. How much do you think the install price should be for midpipe and intake separately?
AP intake = lots of whooshes
Dinan Intake = more heat protection

Power is nominal on both.
Thank you
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Hey all, hope you're having a great holiday season if you are celebrating. I was wondering if anyone could help direct me on which exhaust solution is the best for my needs? I drive a 2020 M240i coupe. Would like to be loud when I want, but quieter in the morning and night so valves are preferred. I'm considering running stock exhaust with a cat-less dp, a full valved catback exhaust like remus, or just dinan midpipe. Mainly looking for a louder WOT and pops and bangs instead of burbles. If any of you are running any of these setups, plus let me know the pros and cons. Thanks all!
Just got myself a MPE
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